Fish and Game Club preps for Jamboree

— For the second year, the Elizabethtown Fish and Game Club will host a weekend of music and camping at their site on the Elizabethtown-Wadhams Road.

The Jamboree will take place starting Friday, Aug. 26 and run through Sunday, Aug. 28.

Dan Wallace said that the first event, held last year, brought out people during the day, but the organization was hoping for more people to take advantage of the camping area at the club.

“Last year we did this and we got a lot of people in for each of the days,” Dan Wallace said. “We did not have as many campers, but this year we have about 20-25 campers that have expressed interest in coming out.”

Wallace said that the club is hoping that a second year will bring more of a buzz to the event.

“We are getting a better response with our second year and as we get more of the word out there,” he said.

The proceeds from the event will go towards the building of a new building on the site, which will be used by both the Fish and Game Club and the local chapter of the American Legion.

“We are doing this as a joint effort,” Wallace said. “We want to have a place for events and the Legion is looking for a home.”

The musical performances start at 7 p.m. on Aug. 26 with a karaoke night. The GreenBeans Band will perform at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, followed by Brent Vosburg at 4 p.m. and JUST US at 7 p.m.

Other events will include the camping with nightly bonfires, fishing and tubing in the Boquet River, a horseshoe challenge and games.

Day passes for the event are $5 per person, with children 12 and under admitted for free. Camping space is available for $50 per site.

For more information or for camping reservations, call the Elizabethtown Fish and Game Club at 873-3277.

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